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Service is a background process in Android, not to be confused with *nix daemons or Windows services

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Android applications automatically turning on when wifi is toggled on

First of all, I have permission management installed on my custom rom and this prevents apps from randomly starting up during boot. However, I have noticed that this is not enough to prevent some ...
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Calling service intent fails with “not found”

I want to start a service intent of an application (com.urbandroid.lux). According to the developer, there is a service intent "com.urbandroid.lux.TwilightService" which can be called with extra "...
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Android - shell utility to perpetually disable headset device?

I have an HTC Desire HD device that has some schmutz in the wired headset jack, and the output from 'logcat' (http://pastebin.com/cNZC8Wwc) shows it vacillating between 'Headset=true' and 'Headset=...
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How to stop Viber running without uninstalling it?

How do I stop Viber running, without uninstalling the app? When I go Menu→More options→Exit it just comes back. I want it to turn it off completely, so it's not waiting to come on in the background.
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What does the “@” symbol in the Running Applications/Services mean?

What does the "@" symbol in front of the time given in the right column of Running Applications/Services mean? See screenshot below. Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) OS: 4.2.2 Screenshot (click ...
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OS services and Android OS using data

I have a question following up Locking applications to wifi only data connections: I followed the guide given in its answer and notice some applications (like Android OS) don't have the option to be ...
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Is there NTP like time syncing for non rooted phone?

I need from time to time sync clock on android phone from internet. Traditional way on non mobile devices is to use NTP servers and daemon. To run NTP daemon and automatically set time on android ...
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How to stop all but 1 one app including their services?

My HTC Sensation's battery does not last long. I'm going for a Marathon race which should last at least 5 hours and I'm going to use 1 app (RunKeeper) for that period. I would like to preserve as ...
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What's the difference between a service and a broadcast receiver?

I keep hearing about services and broadcast receivers. What's the difference between them, and how do they affect the operation of my Android phone from my point of view?
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Bypass memory manager; keep app alive

At my work we all have Android devices which are used to dispatch jobs to us. It uses a web-app accessible through any web browser. When a new job arrives we are notified with an audible alert. ...
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Some applications seem to always stay open, even after I exit them. How do I close these?

When I hold the Home icon down, several apps appear that I thought I exited - how do I actually close these?
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Disable service permanently

I would like to disable some services/apps on the Android. Some run that I do not want to. I do not want to have to stop the service every time I turn off the phone for obvious reasons.
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How to keep a service from closing?

I am using the latest stock ROM for my phone (SGS3, Vodafone variant, although rooted) and I have installed a GPS live tracking program that stays on the taskbar as a service all the time (and that's ...
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Where to find description of all “/system/bin/service” calls?

In one answer I was adviced to use service call phone 2 s16 "$number". It works, but in service list I see other useful things I don't know how to use and can't easily find the information on the ...
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How can I find out what app is using my GPS from the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check which app uses GPS on Galaxy Nexus? I saw the location icon at the top while on the home screen of my Galaxy Nexus. There were only two running apps and I cleared ...
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How can I stop applications and services from running?

When my phone starts up there are several application/services running in the background that I would rather not. And when I press the Home button while using an app, that app usually goes into the ...
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How can I prevent apps from running in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? There is already a similar question to this one, but mine is narrower in scope and not addressed in the other question: ...
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Preventing Application Startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? I have an LG-P690b and I've rooted the phone and un-installed several applications that I really didn't want. All is ...
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SSH (and SFTP) server on Android discoverable through avahi/bonjour

I would like for my Android device (a Samsung Galaxy) to be discoverable through avahi/bonjour when it is connected to a WiFi network, and then to be able to access its filesystem via SSH (SFTP). For ...
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Can I reinitialize specific core services?

Sometimes my phone gets into a state where one of the core functions - audio, wifi, bluetooth - is in a somehow broken state. Example symptoms: wifi cannot see any available networks wifi attempts to ...
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What is HuaweiOnlineUpdataService?

I have just seen this line in logcat: I/ActivityManager( 235): Start proc com.huawei.updata for service com.huawei.updata/.service.HuaweiOnlineUpdataService: pid=24608 uid=10048 gids={2001, 3003} ...
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How do you prevent pre-installed (unremoveable) Android tasks/apps from ever starting without rooting your phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Some apps are necessary for notifications. For example, without the facebook process, there'd be no facebook ...
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How can I prevent my Wi-Fi connection from glitching?

Occassionally my Wi-Fi goes into this weird state where the phone "thinks" I'm connected, but the connection simply doesn't work. Apps still seem to think I have connectivity, though they can't ...
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Why does “Google Services” take up increasing RAM and spawn new services over time?

I have a rooted OG Droid which I install custom ROMs to frequently. I've noticed in all builds of Froyo and Gingerbread that I've tried, over time of being on, certain services will take up more RAM ...
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Why is Widgetlocker app evading my task-killer?

The Widgetlocker app (a screen lock replacement app) has a service running which I can see in my app manager (under phone settings), but NOT in my task-killer app (Advanced Task Manager). How is its ...
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What running applications and services are safe to turn off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Knowing which applications to stop I just got a used Nexus One and I see a lot of running services and applications. I'm wondering what negative impact there would be if I ...
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What does the IcsService process do?

Under running services, I see the IcsService or long name com.android.samsung.IcsService . What does that process do? I'm debating about removing it. Note I have a AT&T Samsung Captivate (Galaxy ...
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Start services at boot [duplicate]

How to make applications start at boot? I have at least 2 which I'd like to start automatically but they don't (I need to manually start them to have services run in background): Skype Lookout
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My Google Voice services keeps getting stuck on “restarting”

The "UpdateService" for Google Voice constantly keeps getting stuck on "restarting" and therefore I miss out on receiving SMS messages from Google Voice. I've already been trimming down on some ...
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How can I prevent services from running in the background? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I stop applications and services from running? Is there a way to prevent the service apps (or any other apps) from automatically running in the background?